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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887), Politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for India

Sitter in 31 portraits
Initially Private Secretary to William Gladstone at the Board of Trade, he entered Parliament in 1855. He served as President of the Board of Trade, Secretary of State for India, and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was jointly responsible for one of the best-known social reforms of the century, was a financier of note, and loyally served two great Tory leaders, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli. His name is now most associated with the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1835, which advised on various aspects of civil service reform. It recommended the widespread use of an examination system and recruitment on merit in place of patronage and 'old corruption'.

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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

replica by Edwin Longsden Long
oil on canvas, 1889 (circa 1882)
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of head, 1887
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1873
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
chromolithograph, mid-late 1880s (circa 1873)
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Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
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'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1876
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1865 or after
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
chromolithograph, 1874
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
chromolithograph, published 17 February 1883
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 28 June 1884
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D36433

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 15 January 1887
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by and published by William Walker
albumen print, published 1867
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1882
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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1886 (circa 1882)
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D43453

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh ('Statesmen No. 65.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 October 1870
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